Mats Hummels' dad has seemingly ruled out the possibility of his son moving on in this transfer window, reports the Express.
The German international has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in this transfer window, with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal reportedly interested in his signature.
Staying in Germany
However, it now appears that the German international is staying at Borussia Dortmund after his father insisted that there's nothing in the latest rumours.
This will no doubt come as a major blow to the likes of United and Arsenal, who appear to be determined to improve their defence before the close of the market.
And, with a number of reports suggesting that the Red Devils are on the verge of a £35m bid for the German international's services, it remains to be seen as to whether they press ahead with a move for the talented centre-back.
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Hummels, despite being recognised as one of the leading defenders in world football, has endured a tricky time in the Bundesliga this season. Borussia Dortmund are having a campaign to forget, sitting joint bottom of the table in Germany's elite division.
It appears, though, that Hummels is set to help the club go in search of climbing the league table in the second half of the season, despite interest from England's elite clubs.
United and Arsenal, then, may well have to look elsewhere as they go in search of achieving success this season. There's no doubt about it, both sides are in need of added options at the back, with both clubs struggling to shut teams out.
The likes of Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Co. have all failed to prove their credentials under Louis van Gaal throughout the course of the campaign after the likes of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic departed the club at the end of last season.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have also had a number of defensive troubles, with a number of their players failing to hit top form. There's no doubt about it, Hummels would improve both the Gunners and United, but a deal looks a long way off yet.